Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Tad about us elders (Guest Blog)

Greeting Gentledogs,

Miss Pippin has requested that Renzo and I address the questionnaire. We are Pleased to Do So. We would also like to Apologize to our Readers for the Paucity of Posts from our Flock. We will be more Diligent in Encouraging our transcribers to Work harder. (More Photographs are also needed. As you See, the Photograph of Renzo and me includes Another. )

Let us begin:

1. Your age?
Renzo: 6 years and a bit
Tansy: almost 7 years

2. Your age when you came to live with your people?
Renzo: around 1 year
Tansy: 4.5 years

3. What color is the collar you're wearing right now?
Renzo: Mostly orange and turquoise, with a touch of yellow
Tansy: Lavender with lovely dragonflies

4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with?
Renzo: Aunt Chris
Tansy: Miss Mandy at Agility Class. And Miss Deb, though I have not seen her in Some Time.

5. How much do you weigh?
Renzo: 28 lbs
Tansy: 30 lbs

6. Most expensive thing you've ever chewed up?
Renzo: Bag of Hershey's miniatures
Tansy: Nothing. A GentleDog does not chew things up.

7. Do you like other Dogs?
Renzo: If they aren't Border Collies
Tansy: I am very Discriminating

8. Who is your best non-human friend?
Renzo: Zuri, our neighbor dog who moved away
Tansy: Fritzl, our tiger tabby. I am quite focused on him, to what end I Know Not

9. Squeaky toys or tennis balls?
Renzo: Squeaky toys
Tansy: Squeaky toys

10. Do you like to be brushed?
Renzo: Not really, I prefer a massage that also helps me shed
Tansy: Yes, as long as there is no pulling

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese?
Renzo: Both
Tansy: Cheese

12. Do your people cut your toenails?
Renzo: Yes
Tansy: Yes, with Reluctance

13. Any formal education?
Renzo: Yes, three household obedience classes and four agility classes
Tansy: Yes, several household obedience classes, agility and working sheep

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny?
Renzo: Both, I love a good run-around as well as video night!
Tansy: I believe I would be considered an Energizer Bunny

15: Five nicknames your people call you:
Renzo: Ren, Ren-Ben, Ben-Renzo, Renbabydog, Sir Barks-a-Lot
Tansy: Tan, Tan-tan, Z-Tan, Tan Pan, Pan-Tanorama

16. What is your best trick?
Renzo: Jumping through a hula-hoop to catch a ball
Tansy: Run Big Circle

17. Do you like kitties?
Renzo: As long as they keep their distance
Tansy: Very much

18. What did you have for breakfast?
Renzo: Raw turkey, organs and bones
Tansy: I had the same. I eat more Quickly than Renzo

19. Can you hunt (i.e. have you every killed anything living)?
Renzo: Yes, I am a squirrel afficionado
Tansy: I assisted Renzo once, after the deed

20. When and why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.?
Renzo: Soon, need some shots and my heartworm test
Tansy: Some days ago for my shots and check-up

21. Where do you sleep at night?
Renzo: Loose; I choose to sleep in a round bolster bed near my Flock
Tansy: A lower level crate, much like a garden apartment

22. Do you like to swim?
Renzo: It's O.K. if necessary
Tansy: Not unless I must. Splashing is fun!

23. Can you make puppies?
Renzo: Nope
Tansy: Gracious, no!

24. Do you give kisses?
Renzo: Yes
Tansy: Yes, but only to Select people

25: Can you potty on command?
Renzo: Yes, we all potty to "hurry"
Tansy: Quite right

26. To Cuz or not to Cuz?
Renzo: Occasionally
Tansy: I prefer plush